21 Jan 2016

Central America by beginswithq

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I signed up for some surfing, the only difference is this time it was a beautiful reef break. I really didn't know what this meant until it was too late.

A water taxi took me out to Paunch beach across from Wizard beach. When I got to the destination, it wasn't a beach, it was the open waters of a canal. When I asked where and when they were going to pick me up, they said in two hours, right here. I look around and I was confused. Here? I argued for a beach pickup, but the surf would prove to be too strong.

The reef break was a spot in the Bocas Del Toro channel where the incoming tide is split by a strong barrier reef forming to surfing breaks. There were mainly advanced surfers there. I rode one of the waves inland towards the beach. I never reached land. The beach was so rocky that I had paddle back out to the reef break and take on the big waves along with the pros. The constant beating from the waves and the extra effort to not be bashed into the rocks put the fear of god in me. "Quoc," I thought to myself, "In your search for adventure you have put yourself into danger again." Despite the overwhelming waves, I hung in there until the water taxi came and rescued me. I was never happier to be back on dry land as that day.

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During dinner I went to Captain Caribe for the best burger in town. It was quite delicious and I also met a cool group of Irish travelers, two girls and one guy. One girl Growanya was a super tall blonde girl. I mean she could barely fit into places cause she was so tall.

Later that night we all went on a pub crawl together. They were actually super nice people and serious drinkers. The Irish would be proud. While we sat around a couch area, we were improperly seated. Growanya got up and walk right over and sat down next to me to talk. Quite friendly and confident girl. As medium height guy, I love taking on tall awkward girls. I somehow look at them and have a burst of confidence. And the more I drank the more confident I got. Unfortunately she revealed she had a boyfriend. By the time we got to the third bar I didn't give a shit. While we both stood at the pier in the back of the bar, I put my had around the small of her back. I pulled her towards me, and leaned upward to kiss this super tall girl. I stood on my tippy toes, stretched my neck up and was only able to get half way. I heard her say, "Haha, you can't reach me." Her height was also a convenient defense. We joined back with the group and danced the night away.